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7136 - Program Specialist - Unclassified (Breastfeeding Peer Counselor)
at Pima County
- Position Description
These four (4) part-time, intermittent, grant-funded positions, with rotating days and shifts, are in the Health Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Salary Grade: U1
This classification is responsible for performing in support of a functional program or work unit. It is distinguished from the Program Coordinator classification by its focus on participating in the day-to-day activities of a single functional program or work unit. The Program Coordinator focus is on planning and coordinating the day-to-day activities of a single function program. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Participates in the day-to-day operational and support activities of a functional program or work unit;
Provides administrative and other support essential to the completion of program objectives;
Organizes, schedules and conducts various departmental meetings;
Participates in program activities with other departments, governmental agencies and the public;
Provides internal services support by participating in activities with other departments such as Human Resources, Information Technology, Budget, Finance, Purchasing, etc.;
Establishes and maintains liaison with various outside agencies, groups and concerns;
Conducts surveys to gather information for studies or research;
Participates in the development of program goals and objectives and program budgets;
Researches, analyzes and reports on program activities;
May supervise daily staff activities;
May assist in performing public relations activities by speaking and giving demonstrations.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- practices of program operations and administration;
- principles and practices of budgeting, accounting and financial management;
- principles and practices of effective supervision;
- practices and procedures for providing internal services.
- developing program goals and objectives;
- explaining and demonstrating program activities and requirements to the public;
- communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
- supervising, training and evaluating support personnel.
- Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in management, public or business administration or a field closely related to the program area, as determined by the appointing authority and one year of experience directly related to the nature of the program.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
- At least three (3) months experience breastfeeding.
- Experience and skill in the use of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite and data entry.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
- Supplemental Information
Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver's license and access to a registered/insured vehicle for business travel is required (business mileage reimbursed) at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services' review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.